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09-05-2008, 10:57 PM
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Gainey is also managing his team and recognizing the role of a Trevor Timmins when he allows him to go to the podium every year and announce the Habs draft picks. Most other teams in the league have their GM go up their to make the pick. In this way our Head of Amateur Scouting gets more public recognition, among the media and fans, than the head of Amateur Scouting for most teams in the league. I'm sure Timmins appreciates this, knows it is good for his career, and is thankful that Gainey allows him to do this.

Can the fans of other teams in the league name their top scout without looking it up.

Can you name our top scout under Reggie Houle, or Serge Savard.

You know what those top scouts made some very bad recommendations throughout the 90s but it is Serge Savard and Reggie Houle who take the blame for the Lindsay Vallis, David Wilkie, Terry Ryan, Matt Higgins, Eric Chouinard etc picks.

Like it or not this bad drafting was a #1 or #2 reason for the Habs going through a dark era pre-Gainey and was a major factor in the firing of these GMs. They had to take the blame and it made their jobs harder. Good drafting has made Gainey's job easier, but he still gets credit for it cause he is the one who ensured that a good scouting and development staff was in place.

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